I am delighted to announce a brand new music collection for 2019. The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music by Simon McKerrell Is my combined collection of 73 traditional tunes I have composed for bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, banjo, whistle, fiddle accordion and other instruments. The tunes stretch as far back as the 1990s for me personally, … Continue reading New Music Book for 2019!
Saw this interesting CfP others may wish to circulate--was struck by the shifting figures in revenues (which we musicologists knew) but about which there has been little academic research. Call for Chapters Perspectives on Music Production – Exploiting Music - Routledge Deadline for proposals: 26 April 2019 In the spirit of the Perspectives On … Continue reading Interesting CfP Music Exploitation
I'm delighted to be contributing to a workshop at Queens Uni Belfast next month entitled 'Creativity in Crisis' CiC Workshop Poster C R E A T I V I T Y I N C R I S I S A r t s i n t h e A g e of … Continue reading Creativity in Crisis
I am delighted to be conducting[!] a new Oratorio for choir and ensemble at Newcastle University this Thursday the 1st November. It has been specially composed as part of a large European research project of which I am a part called CoHere. Please do come along, the concert on the 1st is free and we will … Continue reading New Performance ‘Rivers of our Being’ Folk Oratorio, November 1st 2018, Newcastle University
I'm delighted to say that Dr David McGuinness from the University of Glasgow will be speaking at the International Centre for Music Studies on Wednesday the 3rd October, at 4pm in the Armstrong Building on: Bass culture in Scottish fiddle music from 1750 Writers in pop songwriting teams can find themselves categorised … Continue reading David McGuinness Research Seminar, 3rd October, 4pm
After spending much of this year thinking, interviewing and writing about the creative economy for traditional music in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, I am delighted to announce that Dr Jasmine Hornabrook and I have launched our final report. Please do go and read it, there are numerous recommendations based on our fieldwork and survey of … Continue reading Launch of Argyll and Bute Report: Traditional Music and the Creative Economy
After an exciting year of research on the creative economy in Argyll and Bute, we (Dr Simon McKerrell and Dr Jasmine Hornabrook) will be launching the final report and recommendations at Craignish Village Hall in Ardfern, Argyll and Bute. For more information, see: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/musicinargyll/ To RSVP, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/report-launch-traditionalmusic-the-rural-creative-economy-in-argyll-tickets-49648715645
British Forum for Ethnomusicology One-day Conference 2015 Final Programme is available here for download ‘Ethnomusicology and Policy’ International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS), Newcastle University. Date: Saturday 31st October 2015 Ethnomusicology holds an extended and substantial history of engagement with, and contribution to, public policy. This conference acknowledges that history, and points to … Continue reading One-day Ethnomusicology AND Policy conference, 2015.
We have recently received funds to support an outstanding student at postgraduate level--please do pass this on to anyone you think might benefit from studying with us at Newcastle University: Deadline 7th September 2018! Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary for Masters study at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University VALUE OF AWARD … Continue reading Short turnaround Postgraduate Bursary Newcastle Uni
THE BANJO GATHERING 1998-2018 The 20th Anniversary Banjo Gathering Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol, Virginia Thursday, November 1 - Sunday, November 4, 2018 We are delighted to announce that the 20th Anniversary Banjo Gathering will take place at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, on November 1 to 4, 2018. Since 1998, … Continue reading Banjo Gathering CfP